Hunter East Harlem gallery has partnered with the Uptown Triennial to create the UPTOWN ARTIST GROUP PORTRAIT--a public event that invites any self-identifying artist living and/or working in Uptown, Manhattan to present themselves in a large group portrait--organized by Jason Lazarus. The portrait event is a program of Jason Lazarus: In Residence (June 19-August 12)
The goal of the portrait event is to foster exchange amongst the fluid artist communities that comprise Uptown and to create a historical moment for the present and future generations. The community will own the image and the right to reproduce, distribute, and manipulate the image. The image, in full resolution, will be available via free download, by the public, in perpetuity.
Presented by Hunter East Harlem Gallery, Columbia University's Wallach Art Gallery, and the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance.
Saturday, August 5th 10:00 am - Noon 10:00 am: Registration opens, (All participants must complete a simple registration to ensure consent.) 11:30 am: Photo shooting begins. Marcus Garvey Park Enter at 120th Street & Fifth Avenue
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Franco The Great
J. Maya Luz
Jeffrey Allen Price
Jose Carlos Casado
Michael Kelly Williams
Olamide Akimwde Earth
Sophia Loren Coffee
Tanya Asapansa-Johnson Walker
Virginia Ines Vergava
The community will own the image and the right to reproduce, distribute, and manipulate the group portrait. The image, in full resolution, will be available via free download, by the public, in perpetuity.
What can a gathering like this promote?
As artists increasingly acknowledge, know, and engage each other across geographic, cultural, and conceptual divides, they are better able to advocate for each other and hold supporting institutions/outside forces to account for treatment, pay, and opportunity; artists can find great strength, sincerity, and support in each other!
“All those absent giants of jazz, and others too numerous mention, are nonetheless felt somehow to be present—represented by musicians who played with them, and who inspired and were inspired by them. Like with any family reunion, its absent members are with us in spirit.”
-Ian Patterson, on those giants missing from the epic 1958 group portrait A Great Day in Harlem